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Weekend Woman's Hour: Mahalia, 'Hot for 2018'; The fourth trimester; Dating

Highlights from the Woman's Hour week. Presented by Jenni Murray. Mahalia performs her latest single, why we need a fourth trimester in pregnancy, and dating in the 21st century.

Mahalia sings her latest single Sober.

We hear from a leading US paediatrician Marsha Griffin about her work on the Mexico border and her concerns for the migrant children separated from their parents following a recent policy change meaning families who seek asylum in the US by crossing the border illegally are being separated on arrival. Valeria Luiselli, a Mexican writer who has worked as a translator for unaccompanied migrant children, tells us what has changed for child migrants in recent weeks.

Mary, Caroline, Bea and Daisy about what it's like to date today and we hear advice from dating industry expert Charly Lester.

The singer Marcia Barrett tells us about her time in Boney M.

Did you know there is a fourth trimester in pregnancy? We hear why it's important to distinguish this three months post childbirth from Amy Ransom author of the New Mum's Notebook and from Hannah Horne a Perinatal Mental Health Midwife.

Psychologist Dr Dominic Willmott and barrister Nigel Booth created a series of rape trials to find out why rape juries are still more likely to deliver not guilty verdicts. They discuss their research and ideas to overcome the rape myth.

The playwright Polly Stenham and Director Carrie Cracknell discuss 'Julie' their new version of Strindberg's anti-heroine Miss Julie.

Presented by Jenni Murray
Producer: Rabeka Nurmahomed
Editor: Jane Thurlow.

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Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest Marsha Griffin
Interviewed Guest Valeria Luiselli
Interviewed Guest Charly Lester
Interviewed Guest Marcia Barrett
Interviewed Guest Amy Ransom
Interviewed Guest Hannah Horne
Interviewed Guest Dominic Willmott
Interviewed Guest Nigel Booth
Interviewed Guest Polly Stenham
Interviewed Guest Carrie Cracknell
Performer Mahalia
Producer Rabeka Nurmahomed
Editor Jane Thurlow

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